Selected Specimens

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T342 - Cumengite on Selenite $ 1200
Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
small cabinet - 7 x 4.5 x 2 cm


Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342a.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342b.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t342c.jpg]

Rare crystals of Cumengite on a translucent Selenite matrix with green Paratacamite. The main crystal is 7mm wide but there are many more small crystals present. This specimen was in the personal collection of the mine manager who collected it in 1971 and just released it for sale. It is very rare to find a matrix Cumengite specimen!


T343 - Cumengite on Selenite $ 3500
Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico
cabinet - 11.5 x 10 x 7 cm


Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343a.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343b.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343c.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343d.jpg] Cumengite on Selenite from Amelia Mine, Sant Rosalia, Baja, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t343e.jpg]

Rare crystals of Cumengite on a hard Selenite rich matrix with green Paratacamite. The main crystal is 12mm wide and there is another smaller crystal nearby. There is a small nick on one the tips of the main crystal. This specimen was in the personal collection of the mine manager who collected it in 1971 and just released it for sale. It is very rare to find a matrix Cumengite specimen!


T346 - Szenicsite $ 750
Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile
thumbnail - 3.0 x 2.0 x 2 cm


Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346a.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346b.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t346c.jpg]

Dense grouping of bright green platy crystals of rare Szenicsite. A good thumbnail of a mineral that is both rare and attractive.


T347 - Szenicsite $ 450
Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile
thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.3 x 1.1 cm


Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t347a.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t347b.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t347c.jpg]

Bright green platy crystals of rare Szenicsite in three intergrown crystal groups. A good thumbnail of a mineral that is both rare and attractive.


T348 - Szenicsite $ 450
Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile
thumbnail - 2 x 1.8 x 0.9 cm


Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t348a.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t348b.jpg] Szenicsite from Jardinera #1 Mine, Atacama Province, Chile [db_pics/pics/t348c.jpg]

Bright green platy crystals of rare Szenicsite. A good thumbnail of a mineral that is both rare and attractive.


T354 - Wulfenite $ 200
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t354a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t354b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t354c.jpg]

Thick butterscotch colored crystals to 1.2cm in size. Old material. Irregular growth on one corner of main crystal is not damage.


T358 - Euchroite $ 500
Lubjetova, Slovakia
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 4 cm


Euchroite from Lubjetova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/t358a.jpg] Euchroite from Lubjetova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/t358b.jpg] Euchroite from Lubjetova, Slovakia [db_pics/pics/t358c.jpg]

Deep green Euchroite crystals in various places on a stained Quartz matrix. Main area is 3.5cm wide with some distinct crystals to 5mm in size. From the type locality for this rare copper arsenate.


T361 - Malachite after Azurite $ 220
Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA
thumbnail - 3.0 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm


Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t361a.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t361b.jpg] Malachite after Azurite from Sacramento Mine, Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t361c.jpg]

Well formed replacement of Malachite after Azurite. Bisbee classic from the mine the produced the best of these.


T362 - Wulfenite $ 450
Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2 cm


Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362a.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362b.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362c.jpg] Wulfenite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/t362d.jpg]

Thick chunky crystals on both sides of a calcite matrix. Crystals are undamaged except on one edge where the matrix broke away. I can't decide which side I like better, both are good.


T363 - Quartz after Gypsum $ 150
Crawford, Dawes Co., Nebraska, USA
small cabinet - 6 x 5 x 5 cm


Quartz after Gypsum from Crawford, Dawes Co., Nebraska, USA [db_pics/pics/t363a.jpg] Quartz after Gypsum from Crawford, Dawes Co., Nebraska, USA [db_pics/pics/t363b.jpg] Quartz after Gypsum from Crawford, Dawes Co., Nebraska, USA [db_pics/pics/t363c.jpg]

Unusual psuedomorph of Quartz that has replaced a floater cluster of Gypsum. Complete all around with no points of contact.


T366 - Apatite on Quartz $ 350
Kunar Prov., Afghanistan
cabinet - 10.5 x 7.5 x 2 cm


Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366a.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366b.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366c.jpg] Apatite on Quartz from Kunar Prov., Afghanistan [db_pics/pics/t366d.jpg]

Large, flat tabular Quartz crystal that is smooth and glassy on one side, with purple Apatite crystals coating the other side.


T368 - Heliodor $ 350
Minas Gerais, Brazil
miniature - 4.3 x 1 x 0.8 cm


Heliodor from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t368a.jpg] Heliodor from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t368b.jpg]

Gem quality Heliodor crystal, terminated and undamaged except for one tiny chip on one side of the termination, which is hard to notice among the irregular etched surfaces. Lightly etched with lateral etch marks on some edges.


T371 - Copper $ 950
Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA
cabinet - 13.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 cm


Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t371a.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t371b.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t371c.jpg] Copper from Keeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan, USA [db_pics/pics/t371d.jpg]

Well crystallized, arborescent Copper with minor amounts of green Epidote for color contrast. Good sized undamaged specimen. This style is uncommon for Michigan.


T372 - Rutile in Quartz $ 200
Minas Gerais, Brazil
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t372a.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t372b.jpg] Rutile in Quartz from Minas Gerais, Brazil [db_pics/pics/t372c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystal with included Rutile. I liked this one because of the reddish colored Rutile and the fact the Rutile is vertically oriented within the Quartz.


T374 - Azurite $ 350
Bisbee, Arizona, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm


Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374a.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374b.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374c.jpg] Azurite from Bisbee, Arizona, USA [db_pics/pics/t374d.jpg]

Four sharp, well defined crystals of Azurite on a Limonite matrix. The crystals reach 1cm in size and are undamaged. Comes with an Arizon-Sonora Desert Museum label.



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